How impacted will Hook and Emma’s relationship be by the secret and her looming death?
Kitsis: Emma and Hook are dealing with an internal problem. It’s not like we’re going to do a love triangle or break them up, we’re actually showing a real relationship. If Hook finds out, it’s going to be dealt with the way that you would if a significant other lied to you. It’s Emma’s need to try and do things on her own which gets her in trouble. Hook is always battling those walls that she puts up.
For reference here are the screen time numbers per regular character. For reference purposes Aladdin, Jasmine, Jekyll and Hyde were included despite not being regulars in this season.
Please remember that screen time doesn’t necessarily reflect the importance of those characters to the story. Adam rightly points out that Darth Vader has very little screen time in the original Star Wars movie and Rumple only has a couple of minutes of screen time in the pilot.
Okay so here is my theory… I think Jekyll is/was a savior that Jekyll isn’t his only persona and so he saw the dream of the fight and saw the same thing that Emma did. He turned that into dividing himself so that his evil side in cloak AKA Hyde wouldn’t kill him. That is why he was in the Land of Untold Stories, he didn’t want his savior story told. But I don’t think the Dark Swan is the worst side of Emma, I think it’s the closed off not loved version of Emma from season one. And the more that she does that, then that side will win and the Emma that loves and is loved is gone.
You know I think the only way we’re truly going to see Emma get past her issues surrounding trusting/opening up to and being honest with those around her is if she chooses to herself.
In the past she’s been outted when she was lying. Like Killian found out about the sword she didn’t admit it straight away even when he asked directly so she didn’t choose to tell him. And Zelena outted her the second time in SB.
She needs to CHOOSE to be honest before she actually changes, I just so want that for her because this WILL continue to bite her. And it’s really freaking heartbreaking to see a character breaking themselves down with the same issue over and over again. However it’s very human, which is why we all love Emma.
But I think it’s time for her to make that choice after 5 seasons. I get the feeling once she does this whole ‘you gon die’ thing will be resolved. But she has to take a leap of faith first.
Being someone who lies is not a good place to be, I used to have a friend who lied allot and you could never tell. I stopped being around him because it effected me far more than it effected him. He used to go through friends like toilet paper and he could never work out why. Always complained about being alone and hurt by other people. Someone lying to you a does a few things:
1) It really hurts when someone you trust lies to you, especially repeatedly and then lying about lying to cover it up. It’s just a real slap in the face
2) It makes it VERY hard to trust them. You have no idea if anything coming from their mouth is a lie or the truth and you start to hear everything as a lie
3) It pushes away the people around you, because they can’t trust you and they don’t know if you’re being authentic or not
I will totally understand if Killian completely hits the roof when he eventually finds out. My heart breaks for him because it’s honestly such a shit feeling but I think he needs to get hurt and he needs to get angry. Emma needs to see the damage she does, not only to herself but to those around her. Often we don’t change without motivation and I’m hoping her relationship with him is enough to make her want to change.
For me being honest and open in a relationship is THE most important thing. It just doesn’t work otherwise, but you gotta go through some crap to see that first.